Richard Pitino

NIT Champions!
Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest postseason tournament title.
Gophers Hold On
Austin Hollins had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota went 23 for 27 from the free-throw line to hang on for an 82-79 victory over Purdue on Sunday, the first in the Big Ten for new coach Richard Pitino.
Big Ten Opener
Jon Horford scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Michigan withstand the loss of Glen Robinson III and beat Minnesota 63-60 on Thursday night in the Big Ten opener.
Smith Can Play
Shooting guard Malik Smith will be able to play for Minnesota this season after coming from Florida International with coach Richard Pitino.
Grading the Gopher Hire
The University of Minnesota made a very difficult, and in my opinion, incorrect move in the firing of Tubby Smith.
Winning the most games in the history of the program in the first 5 years, as well as making three NCAA Tournament appearances, plus a win this year against UCLA certainly wasn't a …